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Salt River Recreation Rings in Its First-Ever Winterfest

Big brother helping his little sister decorate gingerbread cookies.

On December 14, a holiday celebration called Winterfest was brought to life by all the programs at the Salt River Recreation Department. It was the first time the programs came together for a big party, instead of having their own separate end-of-the-year holiday parties.

The Whoville class dressed up as reindeers and sang "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer."
The programs included the Young Eagles, Strong Lions, and both the Salt River and Lehi after-school programs. Photo stations, gingerbread decorating, sleigh rides and a cornhole tournament were among the activities provided. A stage was set up for each class to come up to sing a Christmas carol for the parents. Each class added their own twist to their carol. For example, the VIP class sang “Feliz Navidad” while dancing with mini maracas, and the Minion class had a Christmas mash-up: each time the song stopped, the kids would scatter on the stage.

VIP class led by Jamie James dance in sync along to "Feliz Navidad" for the audience.
The event concluded with the department giving all the youth enrolled in the programs a hand-picked gift.

The night was cold, but a nice crowd turned out so parents could see their little ones perform on stage.